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St. Louis: The Lonesome Go Book Release with Tim Lane
Written by Anna Pederson | Filed under Tim Laneevents 23 Sep 2014 12:12 PM

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 Thursday, September 25

Planes, trains, and automobiles. Also motocycles, or just your legs. Whichever method you prefer, just make sure you use one of them to get to the early book release and signing for the next great American classic, The  Lonsesome Go. Join author Tim Lane from 7-10 PM at this Subterranean Books event, in St. Louis, MO, to celebrate this beautifully constructed exploration of drama, myth, and classic American storytelling.

Tim is the author of the acclaimed book, Abandoned Cars, the existenssial noir collecting stories of mystery and Americana. The Lonesome Go is a follow up to those themes, but if we learned anything from college philosophy, these idioms and ruminations are not exactly solveable elements of human life. Which is what makes Lane's work so vibrant in our minds. 

Subterranean Books, Tim Lane, and Fantagraphics would be delighted if you joined us Sept. 25 for this anticipated release!  

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Vols. 1-2 Box Set by Don Rosa - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Don RosaDisneyComing Attractions 23 Sep 2014 7:30 AM

Walt Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck: Vols. 1-2 Box Set by Don Rosa - Cover

We are thrilled to be releasing our first boxed set of The Don Rosa Library books, The Son of the Sun and Return to Plain Awful, due to arrive in November along with the second volume in the set. The slipcase cover is brimming with action, and the spine features a single, simple image: a small, padlocked moneybag against a money-green backdrop.

We think Uncle Scrooge would approve.

You can pre-order this gorgeous slipcase box set now. As with all of our Disney books, these books are available in the U.S and Canada only.

Manhattan: Cute Boys at Parsons New School
Written by Jen Vaughn | Filed under Simon Hanselmannevents 22 Sep 2014 11:56 AM
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Tuesday, September 23th is a sumptuous ending to our New York Events as Simon Hanselmann and Michael DeForge give talks at the Bark Room at 8pm in association with Parsons the New School for DesignModerating the talks will be faculty member, Steven Guarnaccia.
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This is just one of the many stops on the Cute Boy Alert tour featuring Hanselmann, DeForge and Patrick Kyle. For more information about future stops, 
click here and flip your hair to the right, left and right again . Here the boys are (RtoL: Hanselmann, DeForge and Kyle) at the Telegraph Gallery last week.

The Boys, the boys 
Bark Room, Parsons
2 West 13th Street
(at the corner of Fifth Ave.)
Room M101
New York, NY 10011










The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Photo/Video Slideshow
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsPeanutsComing AttractionsCharles M Schulz 22 Sep 2014 11:00 AM

The Complete Peanuts 1953-1953 (Vol. 2 - Softcover)
by Charles M. Schulz

320-page color 8.25" x 6.25" hardcover • $22.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-792-5

Ships in: October 2014 (subject to change) — Pre-Order Now

Our second paperback volume of the acclaimed Complete Peanuts series finds Schulz continuing to establish his tender and comic universe. It begins with Peanuts' third full year and a cast of eight: Charlie Brown, Shermy, Patty, Violet, Schroeder, Lucy, baby Linus, and Snoopy. By the end of 1954, Pigpen and his dust cloud join the crowd. Linus emerges as one of the most complex and endearing characters in the strip, and acquires his security blanket! Charlie Brown is becoming his best-known self, the lovable loser, but he hasn’t yet abandoned his brasher, prankish behavior from our first volume. And, Lucy has grown up and forcefully elbowed her way to the center of the action. For readers unfamiliar with the early years of the strip, Snoopy's appearances here may come as the biggest surprise: he behaves, for the most part, like a dog!

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The Complete Peanuts 1953-1954 (Vol. 2 - Softcover) by Charles M. Schulz - Cover

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMickey MouseFloyd GottfredsonDisneyComing Attractions 22 Sep 2014 8:00 AM

Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Vol. 6: Lost in Lands of Long Ago by Floyd Gottfredson - Cover

Next up in our treasured Floyd Gottfredson Mickey Mouse series is Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse: Lost in Lands of Long Ago. The cover sports a menacing Peg-Leg Pete, which surely means shenanigans in store for our intrepid and iconic mouse.

Look for previews sporting even more brontosaurs (none o' that Apatosaurus nonsense here), classic western yarns, and ghosts soon! And, you know the drill—the book is ready for your pre-order here.

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set by Ed Piskor - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesEd Piskor 19 Sep 2014 3:00 PM

"It’s a great story and Piskor tells it immaculately well." – Bill Adler (co-author, Def Jam: The First 25 Years of the Last Great Record Label)

"In Ed Piskor’s Hip Hop Family Tree, readers get to experience the origins of rap music in a way like never before; they get to live it. They get to walk the streets of New York City, where in rented performance rooms with cobbled-together gear pioneers like DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, and Grandmaster Flash birthed a new art form." – Comics Alliance

"An avid lover of hip-hop music and superhero comic books from a young age, Ed Piskor has combined his two passions to create a remarkable reading experience…Hip Hop Family Tree imagines real-world events through the filter of 1980s Marvel Comics, bringing hip-hop visionaries to the page in a style that exaggerates their energy and style to capture the intensity of the music without having the beats." – AV Club

"The amount of research and history Piskor packs into this book is mind boggling." – Huffington Post

Hip Hop Family Tree Vols. 1-2: 1975-1983 Box Set
by Ed Piskor

248-page full color 9.125” x 13.25” softcover • $59.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-791-8

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click on thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/hiphopbox1

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Matt Danner and Tony Millionaire - Excerpt
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under Tony MillionairepreviewsMatt DannerComing Attractions 19 Sep 2014 12:30 PM

In these first nine pages of Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner's upcoming Sock Monkey book, Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods, Uncle Gabby appears to be dreaming about how he came to be a sock monkey living in the house of Ann-Louise. In a shifting dreamscape perspective, he gooes from a monkey with a toothache, to a fallen monkey's tooth next to an orchid, to a freshly-sewn sock monkey with a hidden monkey's tooth embedded in its breast pocket, beginning to flicker to life.

You can download and read the whole 9-page, 1 MB excerpt here, and check out our book listing page for more previews and to pre-order your copy! Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods comes out in October.

Sock Monkey: Into the Deep Woods by Tony Millionaire and Matt Danner - Cover

Me and Mr. Burns
Written by Larry Reid | Filed under staffrockFantagraphics BookstoreeventsCharles Burns 19 Sep 2014 10:34 AM

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I first crossed paths with Charles Burns in the mid-70s, when we both attended a small college in rural Washington State. I later learned that Burns wasn't entirely comfortable in an art school attended by eccentric Charles Manson enthusiasts and Symbionese Liberation Army sympathizers. By contrast, I had finally found my people. Burns soon departed for the greener pastures of The Evergreen State College, where he joined talented young artists Lynda Barry and Matt Groening.

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Upon graduating in 1978, I opened the experimental Rosco Louie gallery in the tony Pioneer Square section of Seattle. I was privileged to give both Lynda Barry and Charles Burns their first gallery shows. Burns later served as soundman at Rosco Louie for a performance by San Francisco band Pink Section, which included his then-girlfriend, fashion designer Carol Detwieler. He in turn designed the cover for the 1982 Sub Pop 7 cassette compilation, which included my wife's band, Little Bears From Bangkok. At the same time we were both frequent contributors to Seattle music monthly, The Rocket.

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As Burns migrated to the East Coast, we both continued our association with Sub Pop. In 1988, Burns illustrated the stunning cover to the momentous Sub Pop 200 LP. Shortly thereafter, I promoted a Tad, Mudhoney, and Nirvana show at my alternative space, the Center on Contemporary Art, which found Kurt sporting a Burns tee shirt. (As seen in Charles Peterson's photo above.) On a subsequent Seattle visit in 1993, I accompanied Burns to a secret Tad and Nirvana show at a small downtown venue, where he was received as a rock star himself. 

Throughout my tenure at Fantagraphics Books, I've continued to encounter Charles Burns, a pleasure that will repeat itself this evening when Burns appears at Fantagraphics Bookstore & Gallery to present his new graphic novel, Sugar Skull. Please join me in welcoming this immensely influential artist back to his hometown.

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The Late Child and Other Animals by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook - Cover Uncovered
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsMarguerite Van CookJames RombergerComing Attractions 19 Sep 2014 8:30 AM

The Late Child and Other Animals by James Romberger and Marguerite Van Cook - Cover

A year following their collaboration on the critically acclaimed biography 7 Miles A Second, Marguerite Van Cook and James Romberger are back with The Late Child and Other Animals. This autobiographical work follows the story of Van Cook's mother, Hetty, through World War II, the loss of her husband, the adoption of her first daughter, and then the birth of Marguerite as a bastard child.

We are so pleased to unveil the final cover design for this personal, coming-of-age memoir. Keep your eyes peeled for more upcoming previews, and we've got the book ready for pre-order here.

Tardi's WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches/Goddamn This War! - Photoset Preview
Written by Sonia Lei | Filed under previewsnew releasesJacques Tardi 18 Sep 2014 6:00 PM

Praise for It Was the War of the Trenches

"'The war to end all wars' has become a magisterial comic book to end all comic books. I seldom give blurbs, but this book is an essential classic. Among all of Jacques Tardi's towering achievements as a comics artist, nothing looms larger than this devastating crater of a work. It’s a compulsively readable wail of Existential despair, a kaleidoscope of war’s dehumanizing brutality and of Everyman’s suffering, as well as a deadpan masterpiece of the darkest black humor. The richly composed and obsessively researched drawings — perfectly poised between cartoon and illustration — march to the relentless beats of Tardi’s three horizontal panels per page to dig a hole deep inside your brain. This is one Hell of a book." – Art Spiegelman

"Tardi's depiction of the First World War is so impassioned and visceral that it can be compared to the work of the artists who actually served in the trenches." – Joe Sacco

"French master Tardi gives an infantry-level view of World War I's meat-grinder carnage in grim vignettes that primarily keep tight, telling focus on the stories of individual soldiers. …[It Was the War of the Trenches] deserves a place on the top shelf of graphic lit.” – Cliff Froehlich, St. Louis Post-Dipatch

Praise for Goddamn This War!

"As brutal and horrific as the Great War itself, this book rivals All Quiet on the Western Front when it comes to the insane idiocy of the conflict." – Max Brooks

Tardi's WWI: It Was the War of the Trenches/Goddamn This War!
by Jacques Tardi, with Jean-Pierre Verney

260-page black & white/color 8.25” x 10.75” hardcover • $39.99
ISBN: 978-1-60699-769-7

Due to arrive in about 2-4 weeks. Click thumbnails for larger versions; get more info, see more previews, and pre-order your copy here:

http://www.fantagraphics.com/tardiswwi